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LATEST BYLINES

Industry Needs Consensus in 2022, CRN Says
by Steve Mister, NutraIngredients-USA, December 2021

As the dietary supplement industry turns the corner to 2022, a range of challenges confronts us— supply chain disruptions, staffing shortages, and inflationary pressures, to name a few. Some difficulties must be addressed individually, but I suggest the greatest challenge for the industry collectively is finding consensus on the issues that matter.


Healthy Innovation Must be Nourished
by Steve Mister, Nutrition Industry Executive, December 2021

Innovation is a hot topic these days. FDA appears focused on protecting pharmaceutical innovation in the face of dietary supplements, but what about protecting supplement innovation in the face of encroaching pharmaceuticals? Critics proposing changes to the regulatory climate can either enhance or threaten our future for innovation—read more about three ways to safeguard it


Leadership demands empathy, agility and resilience
by Steve Mister, Natural Products Insider, November 2021

Staffing, supply chain and consumer engagement are among the challenges the industry’s leaders face heading into the new year. The answers to next year’s problems will be different than those in 2021 because the questions will change. But the leadership traits of agility, resilience and empathy won’t. Cultivating these characteristics are good places to start.


Browse a selection of additional articles by CRN staff experts below. Jump to topics:
2021 | DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIONREGULATION | CBD | CONSUMER DATA
SPORTS NUTRITION | SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH | RETAIL RELATIONS 
| 2020


2021

Industry Needs Consensus in 2022, CRN Says
by Steve Mister, NutraIngredients-USA, December 2021

Healthy Innovation Must be Nourished
by Steve Mister, Nutrition Industry Executive, December 2021

Leadership demands empathy, agility and resilience
by Steve Mister, Natural Products Insider, November 2021

Companies Serving Health Care Practitioners Need Specific Support
by Luke Huber, ND, MBA, Nutrition Industry Executive, October 2021

Vitamin D & Me!
by Luke Huber, ND, MBA and Susan Hewlings, PhD, of Nutrasource, Nutrition Industry Executive, August 2021

Don't Sell Out DSHEA for CBD
by Steve Mister, NutraIngredients-USA, August 2021

The dietary supplement industry’s drug preclusion predicament
by Steve Mister, Natural Products Insider, August 2021

Optimizing Healthspan: Innovative Approaches to Health Promotion
by Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., Nutrition Industry Executive, August 2021

Don’t let your supplement brand get knocked out by knockoffs
by Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., Natural Products Insider, June 2021

Enhancing consumer confidence and supplement access through harmonized retail standards
by Megan Olsen, in RAPS Regulatory Focus, June 2021

Best practices and education for probiotics amid regulatory uncertainty
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., in RAPS Regulatory Focus, June 2021

Probiotics: What’s Inside Is Alive
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., in Nutrition Industry Executive, May 2021

Supreme Court holds that FTC must complete administrative process before obtaining monetary relief
co-authored by Megan Olsen in Washington Legal Foundation, April 2021

Dietary Supplements Attract Private Equity; A Good Trade Association Should, Too
by Steve Mister and Carl Hyland in Nutrition Industry Executive, April 2021

If you repeat something often enough…even with CBD
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, April 2021

Participation in the Supplement OWL Critical for Responsible Industry
by Luke Huber, ND, MBA, in Nutrition Industry Executive, March 2021

Examining retailer verification measures for dietary supplements
by Megan Olsen in Natural Products Insider, Feb. 2021


DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Racial injustice: It’s time for more than introspection
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, June 2020

Diversity Has Always Been Our Strength—On Racial Diversity, We Can Do Better—It Starts With Recognizing That Fact
by Carl Hyland in Nutrition Industry Executive, October 2020


REGULATION

Amending DSHEA: A kid in a candy store or a bull in a china shop?
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, April 2021

Supreme Court holds that FTC must complete administrative process before obtaining monetary relief
co-authored by Megan Olsen in Washington Legal Foundation, April 2021

CRN State Regulation Update
by Amanda Darlington in Nutrition Industry Executive, Jan. 2021

Stop the sale of bogus supplements as a cure or treatment for COVID-19 
by Julia Gustafson with Liz Richardson of The Pew Charitable Trusts in The Hill, Sept. 2020 

New Dietary Ingredients: Will FDA protect consumers from pirates and piggybackers?
by Steve Mister in NutraIngredients-USA, August 2020

A Mandatory Dietary Supplement Registry: Transparency as ‘disinfectant’
by Steve Mister in RAPS Regulatory Focus, June 2020

Integrating master files in the NDI notification process to facilitate innovation in dietary supplements
by Haiuyen Nguyen in RAPS Regulatory Focus, June 2020

NYAG: Five Years Later, What Did We Learn? 
by Steve Mister in Nutrition Industry Executive, April 2020 

What everyone needs to know about supplement regulation
by Andrea Wong in Natural Products Insider, March 2020

Supplement industry must self-police as demand soars, FDA retreats
by Steve Mister in New Hope, April 2020

Mandatory Product Listing: Beneficial, or Burdensome?
by Steve Mister in WholeFoods Magazine, Feb. 2020

Dietary Supplements and Public Safety: A Defense of DSHEA’s 'Three-Legged Stool'
by Steve Mister in RAPS Regulatory Focus, June 2019


CBD — See more thought leadership from CRN on CBD

Don't Sell Out DSHEA for CBD
by Steve Mister, NutraIngredients-USA, August 2021

If you repeat something often enough…even with CBD
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, April 2021

CRN Files Citizen Petition Calling on FDA to Regulate CBD as a Legal Dietary Supplement 
Press Release | Citizen Petition | CRN's Supplement Advocacy Send-In June 2020 

As More Consumers Seek Supplements to Support Health During COVID-19 Pandemic, CBD Regulation Is More Critical Than Ever
Nutrition Industry Executive, by Brian Wommack, May 2020 

More from this story, for CRN members, from the CRN Daily Supplement:


Hey, FDA, can you show a little CBD discretion?
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, Feb. 2020

5 (actually, 10) things that should concern us about CBD
by Steve Mister in New Hope, Dec. 2019

Will CBD Become a Shakespearean Tragedy?
by Steve Mister in Nutrition Industry Executive, Jan. 2019

Science, CBD and the prisoner's dilemma
by Steve Mister in Natural Products Insider, Feb. 2019

CBD and the 2018 Farm Bill—the legal status of CBD supplements
by Megan Olsen Natural Products Insider, Feb. 2019


CONSUMER DATA

Shifting Consumer Behaviors in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic—New Data Highlights More Than an Increase in Supplement Usage
by Brian Wommack in Nutrition Industry Executive, Sept. 2020 (Learn more about the survey data.)

Supplements get personalized with new technology and delivery formats
Natural Products Insider, by Brian Wommack, March 2020

More from this story, for CRN members, from the CRN Daily Supplement:

Related industry-wide webinar:


SPORTS NUTRITION

Sports Nutrition Supplements As Convenient Scapegoats
by Steve Mister and Amanda Darlington in Nutrition Industry Executive, July 2020

Sports nutrition category adapts to changing consumer practices during COVID-19
Natural Products Insider, by CRN's Luke Huber, ND, MBA, and Jim Komorowski, MS, CNS, chief science officer of CRN member company JDS Therapeutics and chair of CRN's Sports Nutrition Working Group (SNWG), June 2020

Sports nutrition: Challenges and opportunities amid COVID-19
by Luke Huber, ND, MBA, in Natural Products Insider, Aug. 2020


SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Optimizing Healthspan: Innovative Approaches to Health Promotion
by Jim Griffiths, Ph.D., Nutrition Industry Executive, August 2021

Probiotics: What’s Inside Is Alive
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., in Nutrition Industry Executive, May 2021

The supportive role supplements can play for sleep and mental health
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., in Natural Products Insider, Dec. 2020

Dietary supplement delivery forms matter
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., in Natural Products Insider, Nov. 2020

Healthy aging: Quest for a healthy, not just long, life
by Jim Griffiths in Natural Products Insider, April 2020

Is Science For Sale? CRN expert reacts to recent attack on industry
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D., in NutraIngredients, Jan. 2020

Dietary Supplement Clinical Research in the Age of COVID-19: Challenges & Opportunities
by Luke Huber, ND, MBA, in Nutraceuticals World, Sep. 2020


RETAIL RELATIONS

Enhancing consumer confidence and supplement access through harmonized retail standards
by Megan Olsen, in RAPS Regulatory Focus, June 2021

Examining retailer verification measures for dietary supplements
by Megan Olsen in Natural Products Insider, Feb. 2021

CRN: Quality Is the Price of Entry—Not a Point of Difference
by Steve Mister in NutraIngredients-USA, Dec. 2020

2020: The Year We Woke Up to Our Interdependence With Retailers
by Steve Mister in Nutrition Industry Executive, Dec. 2020

Educating the public about probiotics—the valuable role retailers play
by Andrea Wong, Ph.D. in New Hope, Oct. 2020


2020

2020 and Optimism Comes to Mind
by Steve Mister in Nutrition Industry Executive, Jan. 2020

The legacy of 2019: CBD, mandatory listing and discord
by Steve Mister in NutraIngredients, Dec. 2019